WHAT-IS: I list my Top Ten Fav Anime Theme Songs from Series (MOVIES will be another list), with the entire list since posted here. THESE blogposts however, includes TOYS!
MY TOP TEN FAV ANIME SERIES THEME SONG #10: "Chain" performed by Back-on was used as the opening song for AIR GEAR. What can I say, I was in my Linkin Park-phase, and this was perfect! LOL
Having only just binge-watched the entire 26-episode series (getting unto the OVAs next, somewhen after this posting :p). On-air circa 2006-2007, my only personal connection to this manga-made-anime were Pinky:St toys, whom I now recognize as "Ringo" and "Agito/Akito"! Makes for a more "enriching collecting experience" if I recognized the characters for their toy versions, IMHO … And my toy-desire for them is STRONG … (more pics uploaded here on FB)
WHAT: "Air Gear (Japanese: エア・ギア Hepburn: Ea Gia?) is a shōnen manga written and illustrated by Ito "Oh Great" Ōgure. Air Gear revolves around the life of Itsuki Minami "Ikki or Crow", also known as "Baby Face", "Lil (and Little) Crow", and his friends. The story follows their use of Air Treks, an in-universe invention derived from inline skates. Initial sections of the plot carries out the introduction of characters that eventually join Ikki. As the story progresses, it focuses on their roles as Storm Riders and their quest to be on the top of the Trophaeum Tower. Air Gear won the 2006 Kodansha Manga Award in the shōnen category. The series concluded on May 28, 2012 with Chapter 357." (Wiki)